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The Iliad

Author: Homer.; Robert Fagles; Bernard M W Knox
Publisher: New York ; London : Penguin Books, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New edView all editions and formats
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One of the epics in Western literature, "The Iliad" recounts the story of the Trojan wars. In his introduction, the author observes that although the violence of the Iliad is grim and relentless, it  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Poetry
Named Person: Achilles, (Mythological character)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Homer.; Robert Fagles; Bernard M W Knox
ISBN: 0670835102 : 9780670835102 0140275363 9780140275360
OCLC Number: 1000787102
Notes: First published in hardback by Viking Penguin in 1990, then as a paperback Penguin classic in 1991.
Awards: Winner of Academy of American Poets Landon Translation Award 1991
Description: xvi, 683 p. : 3 maps ; 22 cm.
Other Titles: Iliad.
Responsibility: Homer ; translated by Robert Fagles; introduction and notes by Bernard Knox.

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Fitzgerald has solved virtually every problem that has plagued translators of Homer. The narrative runs, the dialogue speaks, the military action is clear, and the repetitive epithets become useful Read more...

 
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